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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Tom Bishop
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Quarto)

Pericles Prince of Tyre.
Dion. I haue one my selfe, who shall not be more deere
1345to my respect then yours, my Lord.
Peri. Madam, my thanks and prayers.
Cler. Weel bring your Grace ene to the edge ath shore,
then giue you vp to the mask'd Neptune, and the gentlest
winds of heauen.
1350Peri. I will imbrace your offer, come deerest Madame,
O no teares Licherida, no teares, looke to your litle Mistris,
on whose grace you may depend hereafter : come my

Enter Cerimon, and Tharsa.

1355Cer. Madam, this Letter, and some certaine Iewels,
Lay with you in your Coffer, which are at your command:
Know you the Charecter?
Thar. It is my Lords, that I was shipt at sea I well remem-
ber, euen on my learning time, but whether there deliue-
1360red, by the holie gods I cannot rightly say: but since King
Pericles my wedded Lord, I nere shall see againe, a vastall
liuerie will I take me to, and neuer more haue ioy.
Cler. Madam, if this you purpose as ye speake,
Dianaes Temple is not distant farre,
1365Where you may abide till your date expire,
Moreouer if you please a Neece of mine,
Shall there attend you.
Thin. My recompence is thanks, thats all,
Yet my good will is great, though the gift small.

Enter Gower.

Imagine Pericles arriude at Tyre,
Welcomd and setled to his owne desire:
His wofull Queene we leaue at Ephesus,
Vnto Diana ther's a Votarisse.